Precast Concrete Construction and India’s Way Forward


Precast Concrete Construction (PCCon) is an efficient construction paradigm, which enables parallel processing, employs industrialised production systems, and emphasises the hallmark of quality of work. It is one of the variants of the concept of Industrialised Building Systems (IBS), which involves the repetitive construction of standardised units, utilising standardised components, using automation and mass production concepts, with minimal wastage, maximum efficiency, and best quality possible. IBS systems necessarily involve thorough prior planning, employing appropriate designs, prefabricating various standardised components under factory conditions, transporting them to the site where required, and assembling them at the site using minimal, but efficient, interventions. The systems f